The 62nd National Film Awards calls for entries in Feature films, Non-feature films and Best Writing on Cinema categories.

The festival is organized by the Directorate of Film Festivals which was set up by the Government of India in 1973 to organize International and National Film Festivals within the country. DFF facilitates India’s participation in Festivals abroad, arranges programmes of foreign films in India and Indian films abroad and holds the National Film Awards function. As a vehicle of Cultural Exchange, DFF promotes International friendship, provides access to new trends in world Cinema, generates healthy competition and, in the process.

In co-productions, at least one of the producers must be an Indian entity. The director should be an Indian citizen and the cast and crew should be predominantly Indian nationals. The film should have been certified by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) between January  1 2014 and December 31 2014.

Film professionals & technicians of foreign origin can also be considered for Awards. All films must carry English subtitles.

Last date for receipt of the application along with the print or Digi-beta (as the case may be) in the Directorate of Film Festivals, shall be January 20, 2015.